Support Worker - For Adults With Autism - Part Time

Autism Anglia
08 Apr 2017
08 May 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part Time

Come and be part of our enthusiastic and passionate teams who support people who are within the autistic spectrum, where you will play a really important role in helping them to develop the skills and strategies to live a fulfilled life. If you are enthusiastic, positive, energetic, flexible and love to be part of a team then come and join us.

Located in Colchester your main duties would include:

  • Going out with our service users on community based activities and personal appointments.
  • Supporting service users with personal care and helping to develop daily life skills.

  • Acting as a key worker where appropriate and being responsible for the service user’s particular needs.

  • To undertake administration duties in accordance with this role.

  • Helping to make sure that quality support is provided and is in line with the individual’s wishes and needs.

Experience Required:

We need people who share our passion for making a difference and although experience of working with autism would be valuable, it is not essential for this role as full training will be given.

  • Experience of working within care services or with individuals with an autistic spectrum condition - desirable

  • Ability to react with sensitivity and empathy - essential

  • Passionate, patient and caring nature - essential

  • HSC Level 2 - Care (or equivalent) - or the willingness to study towards this during your employment - essential

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established charity. Autism Anglia has a pay progression structure and provides ongoing training including nationally recognised qualifications. In addition we also offer ongoing supervision and support, continuing professional development, as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment. Benefits include 25 days holiday (pro rata for part time) plus bank holidays which increases to 27 after 5 years service, and access to Perkbox an online benefits and discount platform.

We have a range of part time working patterns available on a rota system which include early and late shifts, weekends shifts and additional sleep in duties. Additional payment will be made for sleep in duties and enhanced rates of pay will apply to this role for weekend working.

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. These posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.